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I have probably had around 15 pies.

And I would guess an average of 2-3 pints a day, beer in pubs and restaurants and trying out different bottled ciders/beers at home.

Fantastic.

 

Getting on time to lose the added baggage now.

Though I'm kind of looking forward to it as I feel (and look) somewhat larger!

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They've had that for a number of years, I buy stuff off of them all the time. The big problem is that you can't use a British (or overseas) credit card that's not assigned to your Japanese address....you have to use a Japanese one

 

Tubby, I got my first ever parcel from Next yesterday.

Thought I would try it out. Bought a number of things, came to just over 10,000 yen. Not bad I thought.

Came in 5 days.

Problem is, takyubin guy wanted the best part of 2000 yen demanded by customs. The cheeky git. But I couldn't have the package if I didn't pay.

It vexed me.

:grandpa:

Anyway, is that always the case with Next stuff coming over, or is it perhaps over a certain value.

It all seems so random and there's sod all you can do about it.

I much prefer the demand for money later on, at least you can ignore that one!

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Ive never had that before with NEXT.....perhaps its a value thing, usually I only spend about 5k

 

Mind u even when Ive ordered snowboards etc it hasnt been the same each time.....ive been given a bill to pay later (suuuure I will!), had to pay 500¥ To the guy and often havent had to do anything

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It's one of those things that really annoy, especially as there seems to be no logic attached to it at all.

 

Hmmm.

 

:grandpa:

 

Oh well, never mind. Can't do anything about it, so no point getting worked up over it I suppose.

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It is brill. :thumbsup:

 

But, like I said I got stung for 2000 yen. :thumbsdown:

 

big-will's idea sounds good. :thumbsup:

 

The lady is well pleased. She likes some of the Next stuff, and a nice new unworn size 6 or 8 can be sent over! :thumbsup:

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Don't know how the prices compare but....

 

One thing to factor in is the fact that they'll be able to take 20% VAT tax off what they send from the UK to Japan.

That probably makes up for the postage, sometimes more sometimes less.

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OK in yen

 

Looked at a t-shirt

 

UK site - 16 quid

Japan site - 2084 yen

 

Actually that's a fair bit less than the exchange rate would suggest, so perhaps the 20% is taken off before they convert?

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I can of course recommend places in Wigan but....

 

No, it's a legendary chippy 'restaurant' in Southport called The Swan. (They do take out too).

Almost everyone in the north west seems to know it.

And deservedly so, it is the without a doubt the best I have ever had.

 

Worth visiting Southport for! You can do a day trip from London!

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